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MCN COMIC: Working with Farm Animals: Keeping Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community Healthy

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Bilingual educational comic book about ways to prevent zoonotic diseases. Developed by MCN in partnership with The Ohio State University.

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EOH Bookmark

Print, cut, and distribute this handy bookmark to providers who treat migrant and seasonal farmworker patients. The bookmark includes links and a qr code to connect you to pesticide - related clinical tools and resources. In addition, we've included some useful phone numbers in case of a pesticide emergency.

You can also use the bookmark to keep handy the Health Network phone number to be sure your patients on the move remain in care.

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MCN WEBINAR: National Conversation: Strengthening the Worker Protection Standard

DATE RECORDED: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: The 2012 National Action Plan

The 2012 Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture. Awarded 2013 Paper of the year by the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH), this National Action Plan takes an updated look at preventing childhood agricultural injury and death.

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Carbofuran Pesticide Residues in Food Revoked

EPA has revoked regulations that permitted small residues of the pesticide carbofuran in food.

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Clinical Diagnostic Tools and Biomonitoring of Exposures to Pesticides

The importance of clinical diagnostic tools and biomonitoring of exposures to pesticides as well the role of clinicians in pesticide reporting and the challenges clinicians face in accurately diagnosing patients exposed to pesticides are described in a presentation by Matthew Keifer, MD, MPH and Amy K. Liebman, MPA. Click on the link for an APHA policy resolution underscoring the need for clinical diagnostic tools and biomomitoring of exposures to pesticides. This policy supports the information outlined by in the presentation.

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Clinician Guides for Farmworker Health and Safety Regulations

MCN Clinician Guides

MCN and Farmworker Justice offer these guides to assist clinicians in understanding farmworker health and safety regulations. OSHA’s Field Sanitation Standard; EPA's Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); EPA's  Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA); EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS).

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COMIC: Safety and Health on the Farm - It's your Right and it's the Law

 

A bilingual, full-color comic book about workers' compensation and workers' rights for immigrant dairy workers. It tells the story of a Mexican dairy worker injured on the job and the steps he and his employer take to ensure he receives benefits and the farm improves safety. These include stories that are applicable across the U.S. and those that are state specific.

 


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EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) provides for federal regulation of pesticide distribution, sale, and use. All pesticides distributed or sold in the United States must be registered (licensed) by EPA. Before EPA may register a pesticide under FIFRA, the applicant must show, among other things, that using the pesticide according to specifications "will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.''

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